The blades are decoration. The aliens are trying to blend in.
The matrix has an error...
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@Tom Danks, x-files theme
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Don't anyone of you know... Due to the way the camera works it simply can't capture all the blades on a flat earth ergo flat earth confirmed the lizards are coming
@butternut squash, I’ve seen this before on this app I believe. Not the exact same gif, but another one like it. It has something to do with the camera being able to sync up with the blades somehow causing the appearance of the blades being still. I don’t know the exact terminology, but I tried lol.
I thought the gif was gonna be of a RC helicopter at first
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The blades are moving too fast to be captured by the shutter speed
@Kalam1ty, close, I think their speeds are actually matched, so that each time an image is captured, the blades are in the exact same place
@TheRealDrummerBoyASD, yeah, the shutter speed matches the rotation speed. That’s what I meant
@Kalam1ty, actually both of you are wrong. The helicopter is glitched.
@Click To Login, ah thanks Click to Login, finally something that makes sense
@Click To Login, yeah I guess Bethesda made it
pop quiz mofos, what are the magic numbers? (Rotor rpm to frames per second)
@Click To Login, damned Ubisoft games.
@jakedertree, So I did the maths and a bit of reseach
The average RPM of a helicopter blade is 450RPM which in RPS is 7.5 (450/60)
That means the camera would have to be filming at 7.5 fps
Which is not possiable for the film
However, with a bit more thinking, the illusion is a bit more complex than it seems, between each frame the blade make exactly one quarter of rotation to the place the next blade had been in the previous frame
Assuming because it's a phone camera the video is most likely 30 fps the maths for that works out to rps/fps (7.5/30 = 0.25) aka a quarter of a rotation)
Therefore it looks like the blades remain in place above the helicopter despite actually being moving
This was a little intresting probelm, thanks for the challenge
@Kalam1ty, but helicopter blade rotate faster than the shutter shuts, so why ares the blades straight and detailed?
@Awesome Naked Taco, Unless the camera is a film video camera, motion and blur can be negated by the camera itself. I actually don’t think you are correct that the blades are going faster than the camera, since the camera records at, assumedly 30 FPS, the blades would be rotating at a speed of 1800 rpm, which is incredibly fast. So the camera is either recording at a lower frame rate, or the blades are spinning WAY too fast.
@BeeJaaBee, thank you for your work! I'm glad to know this now.
You can see the string right there.
Didn't know Bethesda made choppers.
Rotor speed is matched with frame rate here, so it appears as if the rotors aren't moving.
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